Karen Johnson

Karen J.

Miami, FL
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Lessons are designed for training in music notation, rhythms, technique and fundamental theory, to develop skills for playing musical compositions cleanly, correctly and up to speed.

About Karen J.

I am a professional singer with over 25 years experience performing individually and with bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, and a cappella groups in concerts, theater, clubs and festivals, nationally and internationally.

I began singing in the church choir, talent shows and performing with various groups as a teenager. Music allowed me creative freedom and excitement and took me to a world of wonder. Attending music schools and colleges I studied voice, piano, performance technique, theory, sight singing/ear training, composition, jazz theory, improvisation, world music, and musical theater.

*** Lesson Details ***

I enjoy teaching music and inspiring students. As a vocal coach and piano instructor, I tailor lessons to fit students' particular needs to develop skills as they prepare for auditions, musical careers or music for personal enjoyment. Lessons move at a pace that is comfortable for, and challenging to, students. I aim to strengthen musical intuition and insure steady and thorough progress.

I offer In-Home training, allowing students to take private lessons at their convenience in their homes.

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16 Reviews
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I love Karen she is a great instructor and teacher. She takes her time with you and her teaching level is phenomenal.

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Dylan P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She is great!

Posted May 4, 2019
Grace L.
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Ms. Karen has been nothing but the best piano teacher to my daughter! She is extremely patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My daughter has learned everything from actually playing the piano to reading music to some singing. She absolutely loved Ms. Karen. She consistently communicated about everything from vacations to running late. We are extremely grateful to have had Ms. Karen as a piano teacher for over 6 years. She was definitely part of the family.

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We just started with Karen. She was on time, and she started instruction immediately. The children, who have already been taking piano, got right to work with her and it went very smoothly.

Posted Jun 1, 2018
Francesca L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Francesca love her teacher

Posted Jan 21, 2018
Angie R.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've had an amazing experience with Karen! Very helpful and dedicated! I've learned so much with her! Thank You!

Posted Feb 27, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We love Karen. We started with one kid X 1 time week and are now (AS BOYS BEGGED ME FOR IT) 2 kids and 3 times week ;)
She s wonderful teacher.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Odra M.
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She's amazing, kind and helps you a lot. She always finds a way to make you understand. She's a really good teacher! Recommend!

Posted Dec 4, 2015
Betty B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Karen is a very friendly, knowledgable teacher who is very good with kids. She helped my child with voice lessons, was punctual and very helpful.

Posted Sep 9, 2015
Odra M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excelent professor, it was way better than I expected. She was punctual. We got a missed communication at the beginning, but I am sure we will get alone.

Thanks for your concern,
Best regards.

Posted Aug 7, 2015
Emily N.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I have never played piano before--ever--and in three lessons, Karen has me playing with both hands, and understanding music theory. She is SO sweet--even my husband thinks she's adorable and kind. I really enjoy my hour long practice with her once a week. She is getting me kickstarted so I can eventually play songs along with Sara Bareilles music and the like.

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Veronica S.

great vocal coach!

Karen always has a smile on her face. Very encouraging and optimistic teacher. Knows exactly what I need to work on and the exercises to accomplish it. She also got the music for any song I wanted to sing and emailed me the instrumental tracks so I could practice on my own. I will miss her very much!

Posted Feb 20, 2013
Danny Huston N.

Absolutely amazing!!! Highly recommended!!!

We live out of state and was temporarily relocated to Miami and found Karen online. Based on her previous reviews, we gave it a gamble that paid off!!!! Our little one can sometimes be distracted like any 10 yr old but Karen was patient and GREAT with her!!! The best part, she learned the piano much faster with Karen than she has with any other teacher. Karen recharged our 10 yr old's passion for the piano and made the learning experience fun again. Thank goodness because now I know our baby grand piano won't go to waste at home! I highly recommend Karen for any parent - she's reliable and trustworthy. I wish we could take her back with us to continue teaching the little one but I don't think Karen will go for it. For all parents, definitely choose Karen! She's worth every penny and more.

Posted Nov 26, 2012
Tatiana K.

Absolutely perfect!

Karen is an amazing teacher, so i can understand her explanations of subtle things very well. At the same time she is a very special person whose energy and positive outlook motivate you every time to do more and more.

Posted Sep 25, 2012

Thank you!

great session - it helped me at rehearsal last night. Thank you!!!

Posted Dec 15, 2011

i feel really comfortable with her, i think she is a great teacher, we have 3 lessons a week 2 for vocals and 1 for piano.

Posted Oct 28, 2011

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Vocal Coach and Piano Instructor
May 2011 - Present

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Vocal Coach
Mar 2006 - Present

PKG Entertainment, Inc.

Training and preparing vocal artists for auditions, showcases and recording.


Bachelor in Arts
Sep 1995 - Jan 1998

Smith College

Associate in Arts
May 1991 - Apr 1995

Miami Dade College

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